The smallest dabbling duck, the Green-winged Teal is smaller and more compact than other teals and has a round head and narrow bill. All sexes and ages have dark gray wings with green-black speculums and a brown bar above each speculum. Females and juveniles are mottled brown overall with gray legs. Males in breeding plumage have gray bodies with orange-buff, dark-spotted breasts and yellow patches on their flanks. Their rumps are black and buff, and their rufous heads have an iridescent green band swooping back in a curve on each side. They also have a vertical white shoulder-bar on each side, which can be a helpful field mark when trying to distinguish the Green-winged Teal from the Eurasian race.

First Sighting of Year

Sunday, March 29, 2015 ME-215 Newcastle ME United States
Saturday, January 23, 2016 2€“98 Tannery Ln Camden ME United States
Saturday, October 21, 2017 402€“434 Island Dr Ipswich MA United States
Friday, February 23, 2018 962€“998 Marina Way Chula Vista CA United States
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